News & Events

The World Without Us has been shortlisted for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Winners announced in March 2018. 


Mireille has been appointed writer in residence at University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre for 2017 to research a new work on epigenetics and doubling.


“Chimeras”, on the connection between writing and life, Duras and journalism, biology and history is published in the anniversary edition of Brick Magazine, Brick 100, out now.










Mireille will be speaking at Boundless Festival of Diverse Writers, Bankstown Arts Centre on October 28, 2017. Tickets available here

Mireille’s essay on bread, Holocaust memory and ritual, The Most Holy Object in the House is now published in Best Australian Essays 2016. It was longlisted in the international Notting Hill Press Essay Prize 2015, published in Tablet Magazine and Island Magazine, 2016.
You can hear Mireille speak about the background to this essay on ABC Radio National’s Conversations.


The World Without Us has won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction.

It is shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016 The Stella Prize 2016, the Australian Book Industry Awards 2016 and the Voss Literary Award and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Awards 2016 .

At The Stella Prize event, Sydney Opera House, with fellow shortlistee Fiona Wright.


In 2017 Mireille will be speaking at:

Brisbane Writers Festival, September 6-10

Tasmania Writers Festival, September 16 & 17



Mireille describes her 5 books of influence on Culture Street.







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